My calendar says today is Boss’s Day. If you have a boss that you want to do something nice for, you could make today’s recipe and do something nice with very little effort. The recipe is for No Bake Lemon Pie and can be made with as few as two ingredients! It couldn’t be any easier, but if you want to go to a little extra effort you can increase the ingredient list to 6. (The crust doesn’t count either way; for pie, it is a given.) I will start with the simplest version then explain the additions. Next week I will try find a non-dessert recipe.

No Bake Lemon Pie

1 graham cracker crust (store bought or make one using your favorite recipe)

1 or 2 (14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk

½ cup lemon juice per can of milk (1/2 cup for one can, 1 cup for 2 cans)

For simplest version, use bottled lemon juice. Or use juice from fresh lemons.

Combine the milk and the lemon juice. Mix well. Pour into the crust and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.


If you are using fresh lemons, zest them first, and add the zest to the mixture.

You can also include 8-oz. of cream cheese. Make sure it is at room temperature and cream it with an electric mixer before adding the other ingredients.

This pie can be topped with canned cherry pie filling before cutting into servings

Whether or not you use the pie filling you can top each serving with whipped topping or homemade whipped cream.

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Source: Pat Koch’s personal files

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